Video: The Short and Stout Remington 870 Tac-14


The Remington 870 Tac-14 arms shooters with a maneuverable and wicked smoothbore without any of the headache of complying with the NFA.

To say the Remington 870 is ubiquitous is an understatement. The shotgun has filled every role, from top-notch fowling piece to rough-and-ready combat arm. But the tried-and-true pump-action shotgun is undertaking a completely new role this year — a non-NFA firearm. The Remington 870 Tac-14 takes the shotgun’s 3-inch magnum receiver and mates it with a 14-inch barrel and a Shockwave birds head Raptor pistol grip to make a short, wicked and maneuverable smoothbore. When it comes to home defense or personal defense, it's hard to argue against a tool like this. 

The new gun’s technical classification with the ATF is a firearm — not a NFA-regulated short-barreled shotgun — given its overall length and the fact it never had a buttstock, instead boasting a factory-installed pistol grip. By ATF definition, a shotgun is “designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder…” These details allow Remington and other manufacturers to save shooters the headaches of paperwork, wait times and taxes.

Gun Digest Digital Editor Luke Hartle gets a rundown on the Tac-14’s features from Remington’s Daniel Cox at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in the above video. And as Hartle discovers, there’s plenty to love about the scattergun, above and beyond its compact size.

Learn more about the Remington 870 Tac-14 in the above video and get more great gun reviews and shooting tips at Gun Digest’s YouTube channel.


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  1. The Bible makes reference to the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. Some people are always looking for ways to get around the law. Remington, please don’t be that guy. Everyone seems be jumping on this stupid, useless bandwagon and I’m sure that BATFE and Congress, along with an army of lawyers are looking for a legalese way to shut down this end run.


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